Recipe by Kathi Ann
***Inspired by Alton Brown's Moo-less Chocolate Pie.*** Happy New Year! I am happy to present this decadent and (yes!) healthy recipe for an awesome dessert which I made for Christmas dinner 2011, not knowing what it would taste like. "Oh my!" I would never have guessed it wasn't totally sinful if I didn't already know. You rarely can go wrong w/an Alton Brown recipe, so I knew it'd be good, just not *this* good! Silken tofu: where have you been all my life?!? Note: I have made a few minor adjustments to ingredients and order of incorporation, which worked better for me, and hopefully will for you, too. Prep time includes 2 hours for chilling in the refrigerator post-assembly. (The original recipe can be found here: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/alton-browns-dairy-free-chocolate-pie)
- 12 ounces dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 60% cacao)
- 1 lb lowfat silken tofu (aka lite firm silken tofu)
- 1 tablespoon honey (Rare Hawaiian Organic White)
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract (Madagascar Bourbon)
- 1⁄3 cup coffee liqueur (optional) or 1⁄3 cup other liqueur (optional)
- 9 inches chocolate wafer pie crust
Directions See How It's Made
- Place enough water in the bottom of a 4-quart saucepan to come 1 inch up the sides. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Place the chocolate chips in a medium metal mixing bowl, set over the simmering water, and stir with a rubber or silicone spatula until melted. Remove from the heat.
- Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in a blender or food processor and spin until smooth (about 1 minute). Add in the vanilla extract (and optional liqueur) and pulse 20 seconds or so until incorporated.
- Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling sets firm.
- Serving suggestion: Top with chocolate sprinkles. Garnish with raspberry puree and fresh raspberries.